Arlington Thursday/Sept. 28
Fall Bonfire Concerts. 6-8 p.m. at Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Highway. Purchase seasonal brews, ciders and wine and shop at a different fashion truck each week. There will also be donuts from Mama's Donut Bites and s'mores from the Capital Candy Jar. Scheduled Thursdays through Oct. 12. Visit www.rosslynva.org for more.
Meet the Author. 7-8:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 1015 N Quincy St. "A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time" by Paula Tarnapol Whitacre. Call 703-228-5990 for more.
Cinema and Pub in the Park. Dusk at Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Highway. Golden Eye will be featured, rescheduled due to summer rain, food trucks will be on site. Visit www.rosslynva.org for more.
Overnight Camping. 4:30 p.m., at the Gulf Branch Fire Ring, 3608 North Military Road. Set up tents, explore the park and enjoy a dinner cooked over the campfire with songs, stories and, S'mores. Breakfast the next morning before breaking camp. $25. Call 703-228-4747 or visit parks.arlingtonva.us and register with activity #612857-K.
Oktoberfest at Shirlington Village. 7 p.m., at Capitol City Brewing, 4001 Campbell Ave., Shirlington Village. Local vendors and authentic German entertainment, and beer. Visit capcitybrew.com/arlington.php or call 703-578-3888.
Sunday Brunch Yoga at the Pub. 9 a.m. at Crystal City Sports Pub, 529 23rd St. S. Hour long, all-levels vinyasa flow followed by drinks at the bar. The $10 ticket includes a brunch beverage of choice. Takes place every Sunday through December. Visit www.crystalcity.org/do/siptember for more.
Become a Nature Teacher. 1:30-3 p.m. at the Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Get a behind the scenes look at being a nature teacher by learning about animals and how we teach people about nature. Create a nature activity, and teach to the other participants while on a nature hike. Free. Call 703-228-6535 for more.
ARTrageous Silent Auction. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Gallery Underground, 2100 Crystal Drive. Annual Arlington Artists Alliance silent art auction. Visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org/ for more.
Empty Bowls Soup Lunch Tour. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Hyatt Centric Arlington, 1325 Wilson Blvd. At each lunch, about 300 guests will taste unlimited soups from local restaurants, and choose a handcrafted bowl to take home. $35, benefit for the Capital Area Food Bank. Visit capitalareafoodbank.org/empty-bowls for more.
Oct. 3-Nov. 26
“An Act of God” on Stage. Various times at the Signature Theatre 4200 Campbell Ave. Starring veteran local actor Tom Story. Visit www.sigtheatre.org for more.
Northern Virginia Bird Club Walk. 8:30-11 a.m. at the Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Join members of the Northern Virginia Bird Club for one or all of these informal walks through Long Branch in search of resident and migratory birds. Bring binoculars and field guides if possible. Free. Call 703-228-6535 for more.
Meet the Author. 6-8 p.m. at the Central Library, 1015 N Quincy St. "A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time" by Paula Tarnapol Whitacre. Call 703-228-5990 for more.
Mini Golf Tournament. 5-8 p.m. at PGAL offices, 201 North Union St., Suite 500. To benefit Arlington Food Assistance Center. Visit www.pgal.com for more.
Performances of Pippin. Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees begin at 2:30 p.m. at the Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. visit www.thearlingtonplayers.org for more.
Dance Party. 7-9 p.m. at the Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Live music, refreshments, libations for purchase, cash only. All ages. 703-228-5710
Arlington History Bike Trail. 9 a.m., at Ballston Metro Station (top of escalator) on the S.E. Corner of N. Stuart Street and Fairfax Drive. Bike from 1 to 23 miles visiting Arlington parks and historic sites. $2. Sponsored by Center Hiking Club www.centerhikingclub.org
Festival of Healing. 1-6 p.m. at Sun & Moon Yoga, 3811 Lee Highway. A day of holistic healing with trauma-informed yoga, creative arts, music, movement, massage and meditation. Participants will learn tangible tips for increased peace, joy and tools for overcoming adversity. $10 donation to support the work of PAVE: Promoting Awareness | Victim Empowerment. Visit www.sunandmoonstudio.com for more.
Columbia Pike Fall Festival. 2-7 p.m. at Adams St. and Columbia Pike. Featuring Craft Beer and Wine, music, food. Visit columbia-pike.org/ for more.
Potomac Harmony Chorus. 3 p.m. at Gunston Middle School, 2700 S Lang St. Four-part a cappella harmony: ”Between You, Me, and the Park Bench.” Visit www.potomacharmony.org for more.
Meet the Author. 7 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., #101. NPR books commentator Nancy Pearl will discuss her debut novel “George & Lizze.” Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com/ for more.
Meet the Author. 6:30 p.m. at Yorktown High School, 5200 Yorktown Blvd. Arlington author Burt Solomon lectures on his novel Where They Ain't, a history of baseball in the 1890s. Burt has recently published his first novel, The Murder of Willie Lincoln. Email BSCRSVP@gmail.com or call 703-241-0390.
West Columbia Pike Food Truck Party. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Columbia Pike and Four Mile Run. It’s the last West Columbia Pike Food Truck Party of the season, featuring food from Mazza Kitchen, PEPE by Jose Andres, Little Miss Whoopie, Urban Poutine and Pho-Bachi. Musical guests are Scott Thorn and Dale Holmes. Visit www.arlingtonva.us for more.
Jack-O- Lantern Campfire with Costumes. 6-7 p.m. at the Long Branch amphitheater, Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Stories, special animal guests, games, songs and S’mores. Wear your Halloween Costumes. Call 703-228-6535
LADAMA in Concert. 7-9 p.m. at the Columbia Pike Branch Library, 816 South Walter Reed Drive. This music ensemble is comprised of four musicians from across the Americas - Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela and the U.S.A. Call 703-228-5710 for more.
National Chamber Ensemble Concert. 7:30 p.m. at Gunston Middle School and Community Center – Theater 1, 2700 South Lang St. “Night In The Garden Of Spain,” celebrates music of Granados and Turína. Visit parks.arlingtonva.us/locations/gunston-community-center/ for more.